Human Rights News

Human Rights News

Here is a preview of human rights related news compiled from a non exhaustive selection of various news sources originating from a number of organisations, national and international, working in the field. This information is updated twice a day.

Thailand: ‘Red Shirt’ Activist Murdered

Human Rights Watch - 2 hours 24 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The Thai authorities should immediately investigate the murder of a prominent poet and “Red Shirt” political activist widely...

Burma - Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on

Reporters without border - 5 hours 35 min ago

Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon on 21 April. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and...

Pakistan - Government targets Geo News TV after attack on leading journalist

Reporters without border - 7 hours 54 min ago

Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the attempt of the Pakistani government to close down the TV station Geo News after the news channel broadcast allegations about the Inter-Service...

South Sudan: Ethnic Killings Spiraling

Human Rights Watch - 7 hours 58 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The United Nations Security Council should react to horrific attacks on civilians in the South Sudan towns of Bor and Bentiu...

Three Human Right Defenders Selected as Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014

FIDH - Human Rights for All - 9 hours 34 min ago

This award is selected by the International Human Rights Community and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. - Bangladesh / Human Rights...

Three Finalists for Top Rights Prize

Human Rights Watch - 10 hours 36 min ago

Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email (Geneva) – The 2014 Martin Ennals Award will go to an activist from Bangladesh, China or Mexico, the 10-member prize jury said today.read more

Japan Contributes $4.6 Million To Wfp’s Work In South Sudan

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - 11 hours 37 min ago

JUBA – The Government of Japan has donated US$4.6 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide a lifeline to people affected by the devastating conflict in South Sudan...

China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for fifth time

Amnesty International - 13 hours 41 min ago

Headline Title:  China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for...

China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for fifth time

Amnesty International - 13 hours 41 min ago

Headline Title:  China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for...

Joint Statement By Heads Of UN Humanitarian Agencies On Syria

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - 13 hours 53 min ago

NEW YORK, GENEVA, ROME, 23 April, 2014. One year ago, as leaders of UN agencies struggling to deal with the growing human impact of the Syrian crisis, we issued an urgent appeal on behalf of millions...

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